July 16, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
At least 10 people have been killed in an operation by the Colombian security forces targeting a group of rebels who rejected the 2016 peace deal.
The joint police and military operation was targeting a man who heads a breakaway faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Police said they had information that the man was in a camp. It is not yet clear if he was among those killed in the attack. Media reports said the Air Force first bombed the camp in the southern Caqueta region before almost 300 soldiers and police moved in.
The operation dubbed “JUPITER”, had reportedly been planned for 2 months.